Sep 1, 2010 7:00am PDT
they found 20- pounds of this ammonium, a chemical used to make explosives. this is the bomb squad. they said they cannot deal with this type of situation and they called in the atf instead and these two separate scenes. it wasn't just chemicals found in the upland court. the bodies of two women overnight. the police say it was a grisly scene. this is the home of 67-year-old dena allen. allen and her friend, carol smarkt, have been missing since wednesday. this is also a home where suspected killer efren valdemoro was known to say, sometimes trying to pass himself off as allen's son. here's where the story takes another turn -- police say the bodies of these two women had been in this home for a while and apparently during that time, allen husband, who reported her missing, had been living in the home. so he's been arrested and is in custody at this hour. how is this all connected to valdemoro? well, that's still unclear. police say all of this may not be connected to the hercules case in which valdemoro is suspected of killing an elderly man on friday. that man's son is still missing. if we
Sep 6, 2010 7:00am PDT
. ktvu's kraig debro joins us live from pittsburg with details. >> reporter: good morning. recovery and search teams will not be using the cadaverrer dogs that are used to find bodies so many times. they say there's too much of an area and too many smells. frederick sales has been missing and they believe he's in the keller canyon area since then. >> they may have had a piece of letterhead with a hercules letter on it. but that's it. >> reporter: search crews, three police officers and volunteers are looking for a body, and not a survivor. police say frederick sales was brought her unknowingly for bringing him -- unknowingly by trash garbage. it's believed valdamoro stole an escalade from one of the vallejo woman and used it to put frederick sales's body in a dumpster where he used to work. >> the business park is also in close proximity to the crepe myrtle residence where the older sales was found. >> reporter: police say the home's owned by the suspect's girlfriend. the saleses and another woman rented rooms from the owner. police say valdamoro was jealous of cindy tran, his girlf
Sep 2, 2010 7:00am PDT
did cross. you are taking a look at flowers left by a passerby. we had a couple of people stop us and make sure the person they remember here is the same person that was killed. they are still trying to wrap their minds around all of this, as our investigators in this case. claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. >>> another angle to this case, investigators are still checking efren valdemoro's suspected ties to the deaths of two women in vallejo. police found their bodies in the home where one of them lived and where valdemoro often stayed. it's believed the women had been dead for several days. in another bizarre twist, it appears the husband of one of the victims was still living in the house. and what's more, police say 72- year-old charles rittenhouse had stocked up on bomb-making materials that he took from his chemical engineering job. >> when we located the chemicals, they were in a stable state. they were not a danger to the community at this point because they were not combined in the appropriate mixture to become a danger. >> rittenhouse is now in ja
Sep 3, 2010 7:00am PDT
is closed near airport boulevard because the chopper flipped over on the freeway. sal joins us more with how its impact -- how it is impacting traffic. >> the chopper went down south. south of airport remains closed. the chopper crash caused a spill in the lanes. >>> seven people are stranded right now on a boat north of concord. the coast guard says there's 17 - -- the 17-foot motorboats somewhat became stranded last night near ryer island. you can see the boat right there. this was just a short time ago. the coast guard can't rescue the four adults and three children on their yet because the boat is in very shallow waters. the rescue is expected later this morning during high tide. we'll keep an eye on it and give you an update later. >>> 7:01. this morning, law enforcement teams investigating a killing rampage will focus their search on clues on a pittsburg landfall. kraig debro is there now and joins you with an update on this investigation. good morning, kraig. >> reporter: good morning, tori. we're at the keller landfill in pittsburg. it's a little ways away from the pittsburg b.a.r.t.